APO Blog

Best wishes for the holiday season

Best wishes for the holiday season and thanks for a great year Its been a big year for Policy Online and we would like to say thank you to our partner organisations and funding bodies who ensure we can keep the service running and do new and innovative projects - the Australian Research Council and the Australian National Data Service, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria University of Wellington, RMIT University and the University of Adelaide.

Introducing journal articles to Policy Online digital library

Introducing journal articles to the Policy Online digital library

With funding from the Australian Research Council, Policy Online has been working in partnership with RMIT Publishing and other partners on a project to make journal articles more discoverable by those working on policy and practice in Australia and New Zealand.

Rate Research for the Policy Online Best Resource Award 2014

To add to Policy Online’s annual top content lists of most viewed research (as measured by Google Analytics) this year we are asking readers to rate research on how useful or valuable it has been.

Consider the reach and impact of your research - publish with a Creative Commons licence

Today the Australian Government Departments of Industry and Education jointly released a new discussion paper for feedback called Boosting the commercial returns from research.  Key to translating research to action is reaching the widest audience possible and finding partners in unlikely places. The paper states 'While Australia performs well against one important factor for achieving research impact—international excellence—we must build better bridges between research and industry.' 

Build your project's research collection with Policy Online

It's grant writing season again with ARC Linkage grant applications due in November. Research often leads to the collection of a unique range of resources and many projects would like to make these accessible to a wider audience.

Announcing the ANDS funded project - Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

Thanks to funding from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), the Swinburne University Major Open Data Collections Project has made it possible for Policy Online to undertake a data citation venture, which involves identifying sections of our repository that will be assigned Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).

Policy Online now offers personal lists

As of today we are offering a new way to organise material on Policy Online according to your own needs.  You can now make lists of useful research to return to, reports you want to share with others (or on your own site) or for any other reason you would like to group items together.

MEDIA RELEASE: Policy Online Wins 2014 ANZIA Award


Australian Policy Online has won the ‘’Information’’ category in the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA).

Policy Online, based at Swinburne University of Technology, is a database and alert service that provides free access to full text research reports, papers, statistics and other resources essential for public policy development and implementation in Australia and New Zealand.

Policy Online wins ANZIA award

We were thrilled last night to be announced the winner of the 'Information' category at the 2014 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards Awards.

Citation and comment functions for researchers and other engaged readers

As a result of our recent fundraising drive as well as a grant from Swinburne University's Faculty of Health Arts and Design, we have been able to activate two new helpful features.